Vouvray La Dilettante is distinctively delightful. Pear, Persian melon, and pineapple dominate the nose and a silken-textured, luscious palate, with subtle chalk and salt inflections in its caressing finish. This vintage-typically generous, relatively low-acid, yet buoyant and almost astonishingly light.
The wine comes from 40-year old Chenin Blanc vines planted in flinty soil. A very gentle pressing is followed by a short vinification in stainless steel. There is no maloactic fermentation and the wine is bottled in the spring following harvest.